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post #1 of 85
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Any other cloth addicts out there? We did fuzzibunz with DD when she was a newborn/size small... but now I have definitely found the love for the more simple cloth dipes. SO, I think this time we're going to go with orange edge green mountain PFs for the newborn stage with a combo of wool on top and BSWWs. Then, once the babe gets a bit bigger they'll git into my one sized fitteds (I have about 9 goodmamas) and my 6 BG2.0s and then we'll continue with prefolds as well (I have a dozen red edge unbleached GMD PFs).

I absolutely love wool and PFS/fitteds and am excited to go this route with a newborn vs. the pockets that almost made me give up because of rash issues.

I already have my entire newborn wool stash since I wanted it all to be gender neutral and I bought most of it on FSOT on diaperswappers for cheap when I found deals.

Alright... what are you planning to use!
post #2 of 85
I started with fuzzibuns too. But I ended up loving prefolds and BSWW.

I plan on getting a doz preemie PF, a doz or 2 green edge, and small & med BSWW covers. I also like bum genius AIOs for when we go out- to make things easier for everyone. I'll probably get about 6 of those.

We already have a doz red edge, and a little over a doz brown edge.
post #3 of 85
I did mostly FBs with my other two kids and then I have a mish-mash of all kinds of other dipes (that I never got around to re-selling), that I may try out again. I am also embarrassed to say that I have brand new prefolds (still have the wax on them), that I had every intention to use with my 2nd baby and never got around to using. So, I will probably break those out this time. I usually don't start CDing my babies as soon as they come home (usually after it's been a month), b/c I am too overwhelmed, so I don't really have that many nb dipes.
post #4 of 85
I heart pockets and fitteds but never felt the prefold love. Wish I could...it's so much cheaper!
post #5 of 85
prefold and flat lovers here. with wool and pul (mostly bummis). after three kids, i love how they're durable, they come clean, and they don't have elastic to stretch and break.

and we have enough to diaper quadruplets. i might have to buy a cover or two to replace some older ones, as the pul covers tend to have elastic that gets shot every other kid or so.
post #6 of 85
I just used infant pfs with DD as a newborn, and then i moved into other made-by-mama fitteds and pockets and what not a little wool, fleece, and PUL covers as well. I got in on a pf co-op a while ago, so i have dozens of new pfs in the preemie/nb size, infant size, and regulars. I also dyed 2 dozen infant pfs a year ago during a baby lust phase-lol. Those are still nice and folded waiting for this baby. I also have made a few diapers. I am a wee bit of a fabric addict,lol Some I made during my last pg (m/c) and i made one this time:
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post #7 of 85
Both ds1 and 2 were cloth diapered about 90% of the time. I've got a nice stash of medium and large fbs and a handful of other pockets - berryplush and bumgenius, mostly. Since I sold all of my small pockets, I'm thinking that maybe I'll get crazy and try prefolds on this new baby. I've never even seen one on a baby irl, just pictures. I'm a bit worried that it may be too hard or I couldn't put them on right.
post #8 of 85
Im using KL0's with the nb - I think they are the best newborn diaper. For my oldest I use covers with inserts/doubler/prefold in them. She is sooo teeny still (17lbs @ 15months) that all the pockets/fitteds are huge on her or are waaay to bulky. This system seems to work the best.

I got 5 KL0s in the mail today and squeed a little...lol
post #9 of 85
I feel like I'm venturing into unknown territory. With ds, we used prefolds for a few months, but by 4 months, we only used diapers when outside the house, and by 7 months, we were pretty much diaper free. I have a ton of prefolds, some new, some from ds. I plan on doing diapers at least part time, if not more, since this time around, I'll be taking baby with me to prenatals and I don't think it would come off well with most of my clients if I was running out of the prenatal to constantly offer the potty to my baby.

So, I am interested in the pocket diapers but would prefer that only a natural fabric be on my babe's bottom...not fleece. I need to figure it out still. I do knit, and so will invariably make a few soakers to try out, as well.
post #10 of 85
I like prefolds and covers for the newborn phase, but when they get squirmy, I prefer pockets. Also, pockets for overnight. I was never a fan of fitteds or AIOs. I probably don't need to buy much for this baby, which is awesome.

I like cloth diapering, but unlike with carriers, never got obsessed with buying, selling, trading or trying to get any diapers that are unique or hard to find in any way.
post #11 of 85
I used FB with both the girls and I had tried prefolds w/ bummis wraps which I didn't like. I got three wool covers that I plan on using with the prefolds for newborn and my friend is letting me borrow her small stash of pockets.
post #12 of 85
I already have Kissaluvs 0's and covers and after that plenty of infant and premium prefolds and covers. I also have a handful of BGs. Since I'll have 2 in dipes, using the CDs I already have on both of them is going to save my pocketbook big time!
post #13 of 85
I use KL0's for the newborn stage too. Nothing holds newborn poo quite like them. With my son I was OBSESSED with cloth diapers. Stalking Hyena cart, knitting longies and shorties, I had like 50 fitted diapers and a large stash of pockets. Then I got over the whole thing and went to all fuzzi bunz. I like only having one kind to pick and deal with. DH actually helps with diaper laundry now that he knows which insert goes with which diapers. I did find that the shape of the baby matters a lot, so I am not going to buy a whole bunch of diapers until I make sure they fit #2 well. DS #1 was in medium FB from 4 months until now at 25 months and PLing. They are kind of trashed with no elastic left, so I will probably buy new ones. We also did EC part time, mostly for poop once he stated solids.
post #14 of 85
We're planning on cloth diapering this baby (our first). Right now I am looking at green mountain diapers' Newborn to Infant Kit, which you can find here (scroll down a bit):

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/packages.htm

We will probably be getting it as a gift. Does that look like enough stuff for the baby? If we need more later, we can buy, but I would like to be set for at least the first few months.
post #15 of 85
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Originally Posted by alicewyf View Post
We're planning on cloth diapering this baby (our first). Right now I am looking at green mountain diapers' Newborn to Infant Kit, which you can find here (scroll down a bit):

http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/packages.htm

We will probably be getting it as a gift. Does that look like enough stuff for the baby? If we need more later, we can buy, but I would like to be set for at least the first few months.
I'm sure other more experienced cloth diapering moms, but personally, I would want more prefolds than just one dozen. We had 3 dozen prefolds when ds was a newborn, and we still had to do diaper laundry every 2 days. But, then again, I always end up using prefolds for more than just diapers. I use it to soak up the milk that pours out of the other breast when nursing (I'm a big leaker!) and for wiping up spit-ups, etc. They come in handy for so much! But even if you just use them for baby butts, I would say you should at least get an extra dozen. An extra cover or two would be good too, for those explosive poops that sometimes get the covers dirty.
post #16 of 85
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Originally Posted by Reha View Post
I'm sure other more experienced cloth diapering moms, but personally, I would want more prefolds than just one dozen. We had 3 dozen prefolds when ds was a newborn, and we still had to do diaper laundry every 2 days. But, then again, I always end up using prefolds for more than just diapers. I use it to soak up the milk that pours out of the other breast when nursing (I'm a big leaker!) and for wiping up spit-ups, etc. They come in handy for so much! But even if you just use them for baby butts, I would say you should at least get an extra dozen. An extra cover or two would be good too, for those explosive poops that sometimes get the covers dirty.
I'm not sure we're looking at the same thing...the newborn to infant kit (like 4 items down I think on the page) has 2 dozen newborn prefolds and 3 dozen (I think) infant ones. Is that enough? I am open to buying more definitely.
post #17 of 85
Duh! Well, I'll blame it on the fact that I'm on my phone, so I don't see the whole website on my phone.

Ok, now I see the kit you are talking about. Yes, I think its nice! A great starter kit, and how awesome that someone will buy it for you as a gift.
post #18 of 85
I think we'll probably use cloth, we're so broke! But, I have so much to learn. Is it sad that the other main reason besides $$ I want to use cloth is so I can knit cute soakers?
post #19 of 85
AAAAAAAAAAH! I forgot I get to get soft squishy diapers for a little newborn bum! : (And how much easier they are to wash than toddler dipes).

This babe will probably get a stash of side-snapping fitteds (not sure on the brand yet, I like so many!) and hand-knit wool soakers and shorties for covers. We start at size small as I make big babes, and just use pfs for anything before that. I usually buy wool second-hand but might get something new for this little one.
post #20 of 85
Green Mountain prefolds with wool or nylon covers for the first 6 months or so and then pocket diapers I adore BG2.0s and still have some miles on my 1.0s too....But I could use a few more...hummm.
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